Fake abduction story exposes Covid-19 regulation violations

by | Sep 6, 2021 | Crime & Courts | 0 comments

Staff Writer

The phantom story cooked up by opposition aligned journalist Lance Guma in which he alleged that his reporter Nyashadzashe Ndoro was ‘abducted’, unwittingly exposed the commission of a crime.

It has since emerged that there was no attempt on Ndoro`s life and the story was made up.

Emerging details show that Ndoro and a few other journalists were violating Covid-19 regulations at Club Matute in Mbare the night of his fabricated disappearance.

This is despite the fact that regulations on Covid-19 are clear that clubs and night club remain closed.

Narrations of the incident says on Saturday night, way after the 6:30pm curfew, Ndoro got into a brawl with journalist colleagues he was drinking with.

Out of anger, he is said to have left the bar into the dark of the night.

The next morning, Ndoro was trending online with anti-Government figures frantically trying to create a non-existent abduction story.

He later resurfaced at a bar in Warren Park, where he was in the company of fellow journalists Mlondolozi Ndlovu, Leopold Munhende, Blessings Chidakwa and Beaven Dhliwayo.

This is not the first time that an upcoming journalist has become the face of an imagined abduction.

In January 2021, Costa Nkomo of NewZimbabwe.com disappeared for a week, and the usual suspects cried abduction, only for him to say he had gone to pray in Bindura.